Sinus of Valsalva safe site for ablation in some patients

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p12
The article reports that researchers from the Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg in Germany indicate that the sinus of Valsalva is a safe and effective site to ablate in patients with atrial and ventricular tachycardia. In their study, which involved 21 patients with ectopic atrial tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia, transesophageal echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed all the patients' aortic wall integrity and the Holter recordings did not detect any recurrences of tachycardia.


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